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FCC formalizes massive fines for selling, using cell-phone jammers

Two years ago the FCC announced its intention to fine a Chinese electronics maker $34.9 million and a Florida man $48,000 for respectively selling and using illegal cell-phone jammers. Today those fines were made official.

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Google’s Trust API: Bye-bye passwords, hello biometrics?

Google intends to kill off passwords as well as allow Android apps to run instantly without installing the apps first.

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5 active mobile threats spoofing enterprise apps

Enterprise employees use mobile apps every day to get their jobs done, but when malicious actors start impersonating those apps, it spells trouble for IT departments everywhere. Here are 5 apps that masquerade as real apps.

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Regulators: cybersecurity poses biggest risk to global financial system

Last week, the chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission called cybersecurity the biggest risk facing the global financial industry. The SEC promises to step up regulation and Swift itself is expected to launch a new cyber...

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How to use Anycast to provide high availability to a RADIUS server

A brilliant solution for providing high availability in a small RADIUS server/ISE deployment

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Software-Defined WANs: Viptela gets $75M in funding

Looking to continue tapping a market IDC says will be worth $6 billion by 2020, Software-Defined WAN company Viptela today said it raised $75M in a Series C round of financing. The new round of funding brings Viptela’s total funding...

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Top-level domain expansion is a security risk for business computers

The explosion of new generic top-level domains (gTLDs) in recent years can put enterprise computers at risk due to name conflicts between internal domain names used inside corporate networks and domains that can now be registered on...

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Five arrested for impersonating the IRS, listen to a recorded scam in progress

Five people have been arrested in Miami who are said to be responsible for scamming 1,500 people out of more than $2 million by impersonating IRS agents. Their scams centered on contacting individual taxpayers out of the blue and...

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Microsoft kills off another chunk of its smartphone activities

Down, but not out: Microsoft is laying off another 1,850 staff from its smartphone hardware business, but says it isn't leaving the market completely.

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Apple hires mobile encryption pioneer amid encryption debate

Apple revealed Tuesday that it rehired a security expert who has a background as a mobile encryption pioneer, as the company continues to face scrutiny from governments wanting more access to its products.

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Windows 7 updates have been broken for several days

Windows Update attempts to download bug fixes, but the install never gets past 0% progress.

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By the numbers: Cyber attack costs compared

Not all cyber attacks are created equal. Here's an at-a-glance look at what are the most expensive cyber attacks, how costs are distributed, and where organizations are putting their money.

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Disaster recovery in a DevOps world

Organizations that are adopting DevOps methodologies are realizing actual benefits from taking that approach.

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To fix long security checkpoint lines, kick the TSA out of airports

The TSA is hiring—the Daily Show even created an ad for the agency—but Rep. Issa says the fix for long security lines is to kick the TSA out of the airport screening business.

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US state officials worry about their ability to respond to cyberattacks

Many U.S. states aren't confident in their ability to respond to cyberattacks on physical infrastructure such as water and electric systems, some emergency response officials said.

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DARPA moves “aircraft-like” spacecraft technology to next phase

The reusable Experimental Spaceplane (XS-1) XS-1 will demonstrate the potential for low cost and “aircraft-like” high operations payload delivery to orbit. DARPA said Phase 2 and 3 development will likely see a single contract worth...

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New DMA Locker ransomware is ramping up for widespread attacks

A new ransomware program called DMA Locker has reached maturity and shows signs of being distributed in widespread attacks.

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Security training programs don't do enough to mitigate insider risk

The threats posed by negligent insiders top many security professionals' lists of security concerns, but even organizations that have data protection and privacy training programs aren't getting through to their employees.

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